A 53 year old man who was disqualified from driving in January of this year was subsequently twice caught behind the wheel by police in a four month period. He was driving a different vehicle each time he was found driving while disqualified, Fermanagh Magistrates Court was told on Monday. 
Thomas Gordon Hazlett, Corraglass Road, Enniskillen, received a three month sentence, suspended for 18 months and was further disqualified from driving for 12 months. 
The court heard that on February 21 police saw a Mercedes Jeep being driven on the Letterbreen Road and when they followed the Jeep to a farm, the defendant admitted to driving the vehicle while disqualified.  The second incident took place on May 12 of this year when police saw a maroon Isuzu Trooper that they suspected was being driven by a disqualified driver. Police confirmed that Hazlett was driving the vehicle and he was taken to Omagh custody suite. 
Michael Fahy speaking on behalf of his client explained that prior to 2016 there had been no driving offences on the the defendant’s record. 
Mr Fahy revealed that his client understood the seriousness of the matter and that he was regretful of his actions. Mr Fahy went on to say that his client had no current access to a vehicle and that this would not change until his ban was served in full. 
He asked the court to take into consideration that his client, who for health reasons was not suitable for community service, had on both occasions accepted culpability immediately. 
Judge, Trevor Browne, said that the defendant had simply “kept driving until he was caught, and caught again”. Mr Browne imposed a three month sentence, suspended for 18 months and disqualified Hazlett from driving for a further 18 months.